Evaluation: Children Exposed to Domestic Violence (CEDV): Understanding the Community Service Response and Needs in Texas

Domestic violence (DV) is a critical public health and safety concern for Texas children, but youth and families encounter service gaps when seeking support.

Researchers at UTMB Center for Violence Prevention partnered with The UT Austin Texas Institute on Child and Family Wellbeing (TXICFW), The Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV), and the Texas Alliance on Children and Family Services (TACFS) to conduct a statewide assessment of child and parent services in Texas domestic violence programs. The report assesses availability of services, collaborations with child welfare systems, and makes recommendations for improving the community response to children exposed to domestic violence.

Full Report
The Harris County Health and Relationship Study Brief Report

The full report is available here.

Executive Summary
Executive Report

The executive summary is available here.

Service Goal and Availability
Service Goal and Availability

An overview of service goals availability is available here.

Key Data Points
key data points

A brief summary of key data points from the report is available here

Contact Leila Wood, PhD, MSSW for more information leiwood@utmb.edu